FRANCKEN, Frans III
(b. 1607, Antwerpen, d. 1667, Antwerpen)
Oil on oak, 40 x 68 cm
A group of figures is around at a table laid with pate, oysters, roast chicken, citrus fruits and wine. Another group of figures is engaged in board games. The painting in the background depicting Danaë being visited by Zeus in the form of a shower of golden rain shows the erotic character of the scene.
The composition of the picture is strongly reminiscent of the manner of Frans Francken II.